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Author Archives: Jeff Borland
Most recessions in Australia end up in a debate about government. Did the government start the recession or stop it? Was it the villain or saviour?
Low-paid, young women: the grim truth about who this recession is hitting hardest (The Conversation 7.7.20)
When a recession hits, no group of workers is immune. But some are harder hit than others. The latest labour market figures are giving us a good idea of who is being hardest hit this time.
After all the forecasts and speculation, now we know the worst. Today’s numbers from the ABS lay out the catastrophic impact of COVID-19 on the Australian labour market.
Making predictions about the future of the Australian economy has never been more difficult than at present. In the midst of so much uncertainty, however, one development has been absolutely predictable: Calls for major reform to Australia’s industrial relations (IR) … Continue reading
COVID-19 will bring decreases in employment and labour supply in Australia – at a scale and speed which are unprecedented. This article explains why COVID-19 is having these effects and describes who are the workers being most affected.